Houston Astros Win The World Series, Defeat Philadelphia Phillies
HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 05: The commissioner's trophy is lifted after the Houston Astros defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 to win the 2022 World Series in Game Six of the 2022 World Series at Minute Maid Park on November 05, 2022 in Houston, Texas.
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The Houston Astros have won the 2022 World Series, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies four games to two by a final score of 4 to 1.

This year, the Astros won the Fall Classic since their infamous cheating scandal in 2017. The Phillies have not won a World Series since 2008.

The Astros, managed by Dusty Baker, also featured the second combined no-hitter in World Series history during Game 3 on November 3. Game 6 was played in Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

The game was tied zero to zero until Kyle Schwarber, outfielder for the Phillies, knocked out a solo home run in the sixth inning. Shortly after, the Astros’ Yordan Alvarez cranked out a 450-foot three-run homer to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth.

Baker had won the World Series as a player in 1981 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, yet struggled to complete the task as a manager in his decades-long career.

The victory was also historic for gambling reasons as well for James Franklin McIngvale — a major Astros fan and legendary mattress businessman in the Houston area.

Mattress Mack placed $10M in bets on the Astros to win the World Series — at blended +750 odds across multiple sportsbooks,” Front Office Sports tweeted. “He just won $75 million — the largest legal payout in sports betting history.”

Jeremy Peña, the Astros’ shortstop, won World Series MVP.

The final out of the match-up can be seen here:

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